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Replacement needed for 5 year old hard drive.

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Last response: in Storage
January 18, 2013 6:37:41 PM


I recently had a hard drive fail. And I need to replace it. This is the HDD that was in it previously: [NCIX]( / [Newegg]( / [Tigerdirect]( It is a WD3200AKS WD Caviar SE16. I can get you more of the information on the drive if needed.

I'm using it with a Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard. The computer will only be used for surfing the internet. It doesn't need to be top of the line

My questions:

1. What SATA would I be able to use with that motherboard? It looks like I might be limited to SATA 1 or SATA 2. I imagine I could use a SATA 3 HDD if I wanted, but I'm not too keen on spending more than I have to.

2. What hard drive would you suggest?

Thank you.


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a c 590 G Storage
January 18, 2013 6:46:37 PM

Your motherboard has SATA 2 (3Gb/s) ports.

No hard drive can spin fast enough to saturate a SATA 2 port so it doesn't matter if your hard drive is labeled SATA2 or SATA3.

Here's a good replacement for your drive: